Buffalo has to fix their run defense which has surrendered 143 yards a contest in their last three outings. It’s given if Washington starts rookie QB Dwayne Haskins or Case Keenum (protocol to start the week), they will feature the run and Adrian Peterson.Snag the double digits as the Skins fall 17-10 to cover.NFL pick: Redskins +10 (-110) We have reached the halfway point of the NFL season. Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys wouldn’t fit into today’s world of everything has to matter to somebody and be overanalyzed.Of course, Landry wanted his team to win every game, but he also understood and preached the first half of the season was about preparing for the rest of the year and making a championship run. That is what we partially have in mind in making this week’s NFL picks, looking at teams that are still building and possibly in decline. Here is our breakdown of underdogs we like who we expect to cover and could engineer upsets.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook ReviewHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville JaguarsSunday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. ET (NFLN) at Wembley Stadium (London)Opening odds: Texans -1The Houston Texans came from behind to beat Oakland 27-24 and kept on the heels of Indianapolis in the AFC South. The Texans did receive terrible news, that they will probably be without the services of J.J. Watt yet again for the third time in four years for the rest of the season.Just like in prior years, this doesn’t make Houston’s defense better, but the players on that side of the ball understand what they have to do to compensate. The Texans will make their first-ever trip to London to face AFC South rival Jacksonville. This is the Jaguars’ seventh straight trip to England, as their owner has ties to the country.MORE WEEK 9 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadThe Jags are only 3-3 SU and ATS in those prior contests and know the drill compared to the Texans maiden voyage. After dropping their first two contests, Jacksonville is 4-2 SU and ATS and at least is positioned to make a run at winning their division with three consecutive contests versus all three divisional foes.Jacksonville’s defense is back to being disruptive, ranked 3rd in sacks and they nearly beat Houston in Week 2 at their place, falling 13-12 on a failed late-game two-point conversion.With the underdog in this matchup 10-4 ATS, we’ll grab the points.NFL pick: Jaguars +1.5 (-110)Tennessee Titans vs. Carolina PanthersSunday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) at Bank of America StadiumOpening odds: Panthers -3.5After winning and covering four in a row and coming off a bye week, Carolina was a very popular choice among sharp bettors and wise guys last Sunday at San Francisco. That lasted about five minutes as the Panthers looked a fighter taking on the champion and after being punched in the mouth once and afterward wanted no part of that foe.Carolina went on to lose 51-13, waving the white flag early and often as four-point away underdogs. The Panthers defense has been run of the mill and gotten by on sacks (second in the league) and turnovers forced (16). However, teams can score on Carolina’s defense, as all but one opponent, has tallied at least 20 points and they are 29th in yards per point allowed.With Marcus Mariota ineffective yet again, oft-injured Ryan Tannehill has stepped in and Tennessee has won both times. Tannehill has impressed his teammates with greater accuracy and more velocity on his passes and the Titans have totaled 50 points in their pair of victories, compared to 55 points 1n Mariota’s five previous starts.In this one we are catching +4 points and find that Tennessee is 13-3 ATS against NFC South and 10-2 ATS in road games off exactly two home triumphs. Upset? Quite possibly.NFL pick: Titans +4 (-110)Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo BillsSunday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. ET (Fox) at New Era FieldOpening odds: Bills -11.5Let’s get this out of the way first, we believe there is only a slim chance that Washington will win this game. However, we do feel strongly that they will have a very good chance to cover the spread.Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan has created more accountability with his team and simplified many aspects of the offense and defense, designed to give a limited roster, especially on offense, a chance. Defensively, the core principles are now being followed and the Redskins are giving up fewer points.Buffalo was ripped by Philadelphia 31-13 at home last Sunday. After playing tremendous defense in their first five contests, the Bills gave up 21 to Miami and 31 to the Eagles. The Bills need to play strong defense because they have offensive limitations with quarterback Josh Allen still learning on the job.
Liffey Celtics lost their first game of the season last Sunday evening thanks to a stunning three-point shooting exhibition from Pyrobel Killester, which saw them win out 109-86 against the Cup champions. This result has made the battle at the top of the table extremely interesting, with Liffey now on one loss and DCU Mercy sitting on their heels with three losses. Liffey have had the better of the sides’ meetings this year, overcoming DCU at home in their first clash in the league, before putting in a clinical performance against them in the National Cup semi-final in Cork. Revenge will certainly be on the cards for Mark Ingle’s DCU charges though, and they will be hoping to defend their home court in style on Sunday afternoon.Elsewhere around the women’s league, the battle for crucial top slots is raging on in earnest. One of the other big clashes of the weekend sees the Cork derby meeting of Fr Mathews and Singleton SuperValu Brunell this Saturday, in what is a repeat of the Cup semi-final showdown in early January. Brunell got the better of that clash, but this weekend’s derby will undoubtedly come down to the wire between these two sides. NUIG Mystics meanwhile face off against Pyrobel Killester in Galway on Saturday and will be hoping to get some vital points on the board. A big battle will also tip off in Kilkenny this weekend as Marble City Hawks welcome Maxol WIT Wildcats while Ambassador UCC Glanmire will be hoping to maintain their spot on the table when they welcome IT Carlow Basketball to Cork on Saturday evening.A big decider in the Men’s Super League will tip off in Tralee this weekend as Garvey’s Tralee Warriors host Pyrobel Killester in a huge clash at the Sports Complex. Tralee have played 12 games to date and have lost just four, to see them on the same loss record as league leaders, Templeogue, while Killester have lost five of their 13 games. The two sides most recently met in the Hula Hoops Cup semi-final in January, with Ciaran Roe delivering a polished 34-point performance for Killester to see them through that tie.Top of the table Templeogue meanwhile will be hoping to banish Demons this weekend when they welcome the Cork side to Oblate Hall. The Dubliners, who have played 14 games so far this season, need to pick up the points from this clash in a bid to stay slightly ahead of the chasing pack, while UCC Demons also need a big performance this weekend in order to stay in the vital top six spot.Elsewhere, UCD Marian will be hoping to keep momentum from last weekend’s win against Templegoue when they host Maree in Dublin on Saturday evening. Maree have proven to be a tough opponent for Marian recently, beating them in Oranmore in their last league meeting. C and S Neptune will welcome Belfast Star to Cork on Saturday, while Moycullen and DCU Saints go head-to-head in Galway.BasketballIreland Fixtures: February 16th and 17thSaturday16th February 2019 BasketballIreland Men’s Super League: C and S Neptune v Belfast Star, Neptune Stadium, 19:00;UCD Marian v Maree, UCD Sports Centre-Belfield,19:00;Moycullen v DCU Saints, NUIG, 19:30;Garvey’s Tralee Warriors v Pyrobel Killester, TraleeSports Complex, 19:30;Templeogue v UCC Demons, Oblate Hall Inchicore,20:00; BasketballIreland Women’s Super League: NUIG Mystics v Pyrobel Killester, BallinfoileCastlegar Neighbourhood Centre-Headford Rd, 16:30;Fr Mathews v Singleton SuperValu Brunell, Fr MathewsArena, 17:00;Marble City Hawks v Maxol WIT Wildcats, O LoughlinGaels Gym, 19:00;Ambassador UCC Glanmire v IT Carlow Basketball,Mardyke Arena, 19:00;BasketballIreland Men’s Division One: Tradehouse Central Ballincollig v LYIT Donegal,Ballincollig CS, 16:00;UL Sports Eagles v Ulster University Elks, PESS Building-UL,17:00;LIT v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Limerick IT Sportshall,18:00;Limerick Celtics v GameFootage.net Titans, StMunchins, 18:30;Waterford Vikings v DBS Eanna, Waterford IT, 19:00;Scotts Lakers St Pauls Killarney v Abbey SealsDublin Lions, Killarney SC, 19:30;Fr Mathews v KUBS BC, Fr Mathews Arena, 19:45; A top of the table clash in the Women’s Super Leagueis in store this weekend as second placed DCU Mercy welcome league leaders,Courtyard Liffey Celtics to DCU on Sunday afternoon. BasketballIreland Women’s Division One: Limerick Celtics v Fabplus North West, St Munchins,16:30;Team Tom McCarthy’s St Mary’s v Swords Thunder, StMarys Castleisland, 18:30;Maree v Trinity Meteors, Calsanctius College, 19:30;Portlaoise Panthers v Ulster University Elks, StMarys Sports Hall, 19:30;Sunday17th February 2019 BasketballIreland Women’s Super League: DCU Mercy v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, DCU Complex,14:30;BasketballIreland Men’s Division One: IT Carlow Basketball v Fr Mathews, Barrow Centre-ITCarlow, 13:00;LIT v Ulster University Elks, Limerick ITSportshall, 14:00;Portlaoise Panthers v Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers, StMarys Sports Hall, 15:30;BasketballIreland Women’s Division One: UL Huskies v Fabplus North West, UL PessBuilding-Limerick, 13:00;print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Share This!Table service restaurants in Magic Kingdom can be wildly inconsistent in terms of quality–many people describe the “not quite as good as Olive Garden” standard of Tony’s Town Square, but many people delight in the food at Be Our Guest (while choking down the price tag). Although Crystal Palace is an all-you-can-eat buffet, you do pay a premium for the character part of the meal. Factoring in a desire for good food, good quality, and a reasonable price point (especially for all you can eat), it is easy to see why Liberty Tree Tavern is a family favorite. (And that’s without mentioning ooey gooey toffee cake!)Liberty Tree Tavern is located, no surprise, in Liberty Square. To keep with the theme of the area and the restaurant, it is located in what looks like a colonial-style tavern. Reservations are recommended–even on the relatively quiet weekday that we visited, they were turning people away before noon due to no availability. Once you get inside, there is a small waiting area with seating, and a kids’ table off to the side with an oversized game of checkers and some coloring sheets. One neat aspect of the restaurant is that they ask you where you are from, and call out your name with the colony (if you’re part of the original 13) or territory/country (for everyone else) when it is time to be seated. At that point, they encourage everyone to applaud. I’ve been in there when the place is packed, and it can be a lot of fun. When it’s mostly empty, it feels a little awkward. (Self-conscious introverts, unite in your own personal bubbles of safety.)Another aspect to note is that the dining rooms are in elevated areas from the entrance, so there are stairs to climb to get to your table. For those who need assistance, a small wheelchair lift is available.Each of the dining rooms has a colonial persona theme. For our visit, we were seated in the Ben Franklin room, complete with portrait, fire department helmet, and printing press.For lunch, Liberty Tree Tavern offers two sections to the menu. The first is the a la carte section, which has a modest assortment of foods. Truth told, I’d skip most of these entrees–you’re better served by getting the pot roast as part of the platter (more on that in a moment), and for the fish and chips, just go across the way to Columbia Harbour House to save some money. The only two items that might be of appeal, especially if you’re trying to go vegetarian, are the Colony Salad (which I’ve had and do enjoy for a lighter meal) and the Freedom Pasta (which can be made as a vegetarian dish).Realistically, the best option on the menu, and what people really go to this place for, is the all-you-can-eat family-style platter. This is a general crowd pleaser for your meat and potatoes crew, and for people who want something akin to a home-cooked meal while they are on vacation. My daughter was considering ordering either the turkey or the mac ‘n’ cheese from the kids’ menu, but for a bit more, she got both of those, plus salad and dessert. When the serving was brought out, it looked like enough for two adults, so if you’ve got a big eater in the kids’ price range, this can be a very cost-effective meal.The meal is brought out in three courses. The first course is the house salad, which contains a lettuce mix, onions tomatoes, and cucumbers. Because my daughter doesn’t like sauces, I asked for the dressing on the side, and I was very glad that I did. The house dressing is a “colonial dressing”, which ends up being painfully sweet and slightly tangy. I enjoyed putting a small amount of dressing on my salad, but anything more than a drizzle would have been too sweet for my tastes. The salad itself was crisp and fresh, and a great way to start the meal.Also brought out with the meal were rolls with butter. Yes, I know this is a way to get you to fill up with bread so you don’t eat more of the higher-cost items in the platter, but the rolls were very good.The next course that was brought out was the platter itself, with a plate of meats and several bowls of side dishes. On the main platter (clockwise from upper left) was sliced turkey, cranberry-orange sauce, roast pork, and pot roast, with dressing in the center. By far, our favorite was the turkey, which was moist and flavorful. The pot roast was also very tender, but didn’t have the “pot roast flavor” (the taste of roasted vegetables) unless you scooped some of the sauce from underneath. The roast pork was quite tasty, but was impossible to pry apart with the provided tongs. I finally was able to break it apart and get some onto my plate, but it was a challenge. The cranberry-orange sauce wasn’t my favorite–I prefer the tart taste of regular ol’ cranberries. Between that and the salad dressing, I have to think they were trying to numb my tastebuds to sugar so I could survive dessert. And, there was dressing. If you like Stove Top Stuffing, this is your thing. If you’re looking for something better, just skip it.Also brought onto the table was mac ‘n’ cheese and mashed potatoes with gravy (on the side). At one time Liberty Tree Tavern was sponsored by Stouffer’s, and I’m wondering if they have dropped the sponsorship. The mac ‘n’ cheese was certainly my idea of house-made (as advertised), because in my house we often make the box of Kraft Deluxe Mac ‘n’ Cheese, which is what this tasted like. If you’re looking for lots of cheese to dip that bread into, you won’t find it here. But it’s not bad mac ‘n’ cheese–and it works for the comfort food vibe. But if you’re watching your carbs (and I can’t believe I’m saying this), skip the mac ‘n’ cheese and pile on the mashed potatoes. I’ve severely cut back my potato consumption this year, and so I planned to only try a forkful of the mashed potatoes. That was the plan–until I tried them. No instant potatoes here, and the flavor and texture was just right. Even though there’s bits of potato skin in it, which made my daughter want to skip it altogether, she gave the flavor her seal of approval. With the turkey gravy on top–delish! Call me shocked that the turkey and potatoes, items that more often than not are the blandest foods around, were the highlight of the meal.The seasonal vegetables were fresh green beans. Overall, they were okay (fresh instead of frozen and cooked al dente), but Disney food execs…can I talk to you for just a moment? Please stop putting black pepper on all of your vegetables. If people want pepper on their vegetables, that’s why there’s a pepper shaker next to the salt shaker on the table (or, for added service, have your servers come out and offer fresh-cracked pepper tableside). It didn’t improve the flavor of the green beans, and the little flecks all over the beans meant that several kids in the dining room wouldn’t try them. Thanks!There is no doubt that this restaurant saves the best for last. The Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake may be one of the finest desserts in Magic Kingdom. (Take that, Grey Stuff!) First, the presentation is adorable–it comes in a small frying pan serving dish. The dish itself is not heated, however, making it safe to put on the table near kids and adults who will be reaching for it right away and making the ice cream melt slower. At the bottom of the “cake” is basically something akin to a thick slice of toffee-chip cookie. Then you smother that in an unholy amount of vanilla ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and a hearty dose of Heath bar-like topping. It’s sticky, it’s rich, and it is the epitome of comfort food dessert. This dessert doesn’t disappoint. I’ve known people to get a reservation late in the evening just to order it. Yes, it’s that good.Overall, Liberty Tree Tavern provides a solid meal at a reasonable price for all-you-can eat. There’s more hits than misses on the platter of foods, and there is something for just about everyone. Discounts (DVC, AP, Tables in Wonderland) are available, and reservations are recommended.Have you eaten at Liberty Tree Tavern? Do you dream of Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake? Let us know your views in the comments.
Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto LATEST STORIES The question, however, is if the 15-year-old Sotto and the 18-year-old Edu will be mature enough at that time to battle against the world’s best players.“I think those players are big and can do what June Mar is doing right now, but it will depend on their maturity because international competitions are not easy tournaments, especially with this setup which is home-and-away. You can never know what will happen,” Austria said.That’s why Austria has his full belief that Fajardo will still be donning the national tri-colors come 2023.“Maybe if June Mar wins a fifth of sixth MVP, they will think about it,” he said. “We want nothing but to help Gilas be better because they’re representing our homeland.”ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte June Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines hosting the 2023 Fiba World Cup is still be five years away, but San Miguel coach Leo Austria still expects June Mar Fajardo to be a major part of the national team at that time.“ is still a long time and there will be a lot of changes that might happen. It depends during that span of time on the players that will develop, but definitely, I think June Mar Fajardo will be a candidate when that time comes,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Go for Gold adds Kent Salado Still at the peak of his powers, Fajardo is still a mainstay on coach Chot Reyes’ roster for the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers with his resume boosted by his accomplishments in the PBA as a four-time MVP and a five-time champion.And barring any major injuries, Austria is expecting the Cebuano giant to continue having no letups in the growth of his game as the buildup for the country’s hosting of the global basketball extravaganza approaches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingFajardo will be 33 years old by 2023.Austria also acknowledged that Reyes has an abundance of talent at his disposal with 7-footers Kai Sotto and AJ Edu both part of the “23-for-23” cadet pool. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais View comments
• Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Audi’s latest electric E-Tron is a sleek GT More From Roadshow Post a comment Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US Enlarge ImageThe Swiss company shared this teaser image of its forthcoming electric car. Piëch Automotive There’s another newcomer automaker planning to show off an all-electric concept car at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. This time the company is called Piëch Automotive, and photos of the car in question, the Mark Zero, were revealed on social media this week.Piëch Automotive is a relatively unknown car company, existing only since 2016, but the name at least should sound familiar. That’s because its co-founder, Anton Piëch, is the son of former Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piëch, Autocar reports. The elder Piëch resigned in 2015. Despite the familial link, there is apparently no connection between the Swiss-based Piëch Automotive and VW.Enlarge ImagePiëch Automotive released this design sketch of the car on social media. Piëch Automotive Design sketches shared on Instagram, as well as a teaser photo of the Mark Zero under a cover, show what appears to be a compact coupe. Its large, oval grille and round headlights almost recall the nose of an Aston Martin, while around back the sloping rear window terminates in a flat, stubby tail.Though Piëch has so far released almost no details on the car publicly, Autocar says it is planned to weigh under 3,970 pounds and will offer a driving range of up to 311 miles under European testing cycles. The batteries are reportedly mounted in the car’s central tunnel and near the rear axle.Piëch’s website claims that, “We stand on the shoulders of giants, but refuse to bow to industry convention.” All will be revealed when the car is shown publicly in Geneva on Tuesday, March 5. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better reading • Piëch Automotive bringing Mark Zero electric car to Geneva Motor Show See All 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 41 Photos Tags Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Share your voice 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Geneva Motor Show 2019 Electric Cars
Dr. Lisa CooperLisa Cooper, director of the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Herbert W. Nickens Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care.Cooper has “revolutionized the nation’s understanding of how race and ethnicity affect health and patient care,” the AAMC said in a statement. “Through her work, she has identified precise inequities in how racial and ethnic minority patients perceive their health care providers and access the health system. She also has worked diligently to achieve health parity by partnering with these minority populations on community-tailored solutions.”She and her team at the Johns Hopkins center work with the Baltimore community to achieve the center’s namesake goal. Their efforts, funded by the National Institutes of Health, include the examination of how racial disparities manifest in cardiovascular outcomes and rigorous clinical trials to reveal proven, patient-centered solutions to alleviate the health disparities of race, particularly among African-Americans.“Dr. Cooper’s work has changed the landscape for equality, care and social justice in medical education,” says Janice Clements, Ph.D., vice dean for faculty for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.Cooper, who also is an internist and the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, received her B.A. from Emory University and her M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. She received her M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health while completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.She has received numerous awards and honors for her work, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the James D. Bruce Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions to Preventive Medicine from the American College of Physicians and membership in the Institute of Medicine. This is the second time she has been honored in the spirit of Herbert Nickens; she received an award in his name from the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2006.
The works of artist Suhas Roy, in his exhibition titled, Simply Suhas will be on display from 18 December.All the elements in his works ensure that his richly romantic subjects do not touch extreme syrupy and stereotypical portrayals. Instead, their very patent beauty veers towards melancholic grace and elegance. This graceful portrayal of his subjects has much to do with his choice of materials – crayons, charcoal and brush. Art works are usually inspired by life around him, but his themes are as much influenced by the everyday world as they are rooted in fantasy. The vast and complex texture of life is seen as mystical and dark in his work. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The mystical flavour of his works arose from his interpretations of the ‘unknown’. Revealing his philosophy, the artist said ‘I want to prove that the business of art is simple’. Roy has proved that it is not necessary to fret and fume or deliver profound sermons. Success can come from delicate little strokes, small but honest commitments and simple joys. A fine blend of beauty and simplicity remain the hallmark of Suhas Roy’s work. His subjects are romanticised, inhabiting the dreamlike world between sensuality and innocence. This show will bring to the viewer, a rare combination of lasting beauty and nuanced depth-never compromising one for the other.When: 18th December, 10 am onwardsWhere: Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre